BOE approves personnel recommendations
The following personnel recommendations by Escambia County Superintendent of Education John Knott were approved by the Board of Education at the regular meeting Thursday, September 14. Resignation 1. Brandy Baggett, elementary teacher, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, amended effective date of August 18, 2017. 2. Kathie Chumley, PE instructional aide, Escambia County Middle School, effective August 31, 2017. Employment 1. Marcia Adams, site coordinator, 21st Century Community Learning Center After School…
Murder suspect arrested – Atmore man charged in August shooting of bike rider (Updated)
An Atmore man, free on bond from several drug-related and other charges, is back behind bars after his arrest for the August 3 murder of a Camden man who was shot to death as he rode his bicycle along a street in the city’s northeastern sector. Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed that Ladarius Jamaal Crenshaw, 22, is charged with the shooting death of 31-year-old Shawn Oneil Quarles. Quarles, a Camden…
Don’t fall for jury duty scam
Phone scammers who claim to be county law officers are back in business in Atmore and the surrounding area. Local law enforcement officials reported last week that the most recent attempted shakedown is made using a combination of the telephone and the threat of incarceration in an effort to con money out of local citizens who are apparently either apathetic or forgetful about their civic duties. Atmore Police Chief Chuck…
Still power in the people
By Larry Lee Embattled state school chief Mike Sentance submitted a letter of resignation to the state school board and Governor Kay Ivey September 13, 2017. Now that we have turned a page on the long-running saga “Mr. Sentance Goes To Alabama,” it seems fitting to pause and look back at what could be the script for a reality show. Best suggestion for a question to ask at interview for state…
Brennan Peacock is Atticus
Brennan Peacock hadn’t been in Atmore long when he auditioned for the part of Atticus in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Actually, it wasn’t even his idea to audition. As of July 1, the Rev. Brennan Peacock is the pastor at Atmore First United Methodist Church. He and his family (wife Patti, sons Eli and Adam), had arrived in Atmore just before the Greater Escambia Council for the Arts presented “Annie.”…